December 5th is a Pro D Day – No School for Students. Enjoy your extra-long weekend!
We would like to say a big “Thank you” to all the wonderful families who kindly baked and brought treats for us to sell in support of the Holiday Hamper Campaign! We truly appreciate the supportive parent community here at Maple Grove!
We raised $ 455.95 with our last bake sale. Way to go Maple Grove!
Our Holiday Hamper Campaign continues until Friday December 9th! Please remember to bring in your $ 2.00 donation per student and non-perishable food items (such as rice, pasta, canned vegetables or fruit, cereal, etc.) so we can fill the Holiday Hampers for needy families!
If you did not get your container back from the bake sale, please go to room 306. We are storing the containers there to be picked up.
Ms. Garrod, Ms. Watkins and the students from the Global Citizenship Club
We would also like to give a sincere thank you to Kerri McGonigle, Store Manager of the Kerrisdale London Drugs, who gave us a contribution towards the purchase of the Rubbermaid bins for the hampers.
Maple Grove Holiday Concert
Thursday, December 15th.
1:15pm Matinee and 6:30pm Evening Performances
Ticket orders were due December 2nd. If you have not sent in an order, you may check in the school office on Tuesday, December 9th to see if there are any extra tickets available.
Tickets are complimentary this year, and each family is guaranteed two tickets. You must have a ticket to attend the concert. They will be sent home to families that have ordered their tickets next week. We are asking concert goers to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Vancouver Food Bank along with their tickets. Please note that if you are not available for a December 15th performance, parents may attend the dress rehearsal in the afternoon of December 14th at 1:00 pm.
Update on B.C.’s New Curriculum from Education Minister Mike Bernier
November 29, 2016
The world is changing and B.C.’s new curriculum is critical in making sure your child is connected with the skills he or she needs to succeed in this changing world. We have just announced important updates on B.C.’s new curriculum – on how it will be implemented in grades 10-12, and on the Foundation Skills Assessments (FSA) written in grades 4 and 7.
Grade 10-12 curriculum implementation
Teachers, principals and trustees asked for more time to work hands-on with the redesigned draft curriculum in grades 10-12 – and we agree. The extra time means teachers can try out the draft curriculum and provide feedback before it is fully implemented in the 2018/19 school year. The new curriculum is already fully in place in the earlier grades.
The extra year makes sense because the graduation years are more complex than the K-9 years. They are tied to provincial exams. They are connected to post-secondary choices. We are making sure that we get the Grade 10-12 redesigned curriculum right for students, ensuring their future success in post-secondary and the workforce.
When it comes to provincial exams, we have mapped out which old exams and new exams will be written and when. The most important thing is that new or old, our standards remain high, testing remains rigorous, and combined with in-class exams we will be thoroughly testing student knowledge. Detailed exam information can be found at: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/graduation-info
Foundation Skills Assessments
Along with our new curriculum, we are enhancing our Foundation Skills Assessment that students in Grades 4 and 7 are required to write under B.C.’s School Act. The FSA measures reading, writing and math problem-solving skills that students have gained over several years of learning and provides critical information for parents, for teachers, and for the education system.
Starting next year, students in grades 4 and 7 will complete their FSAs in the fall instead of the spring. This means you and your child’s teacher will get results earlier – and that means any necessary actions can be taken sooner. More information on the new FSA can be found at: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/assessment-reporting/new-foundation-skills-assessment
Additionally, we will be giving parents like you a snapshot of the FSA results in broader school reports. You deserve to know how your child’s school is succeeding on a variety of fronts – and we will include that information to provide a complete picture.
Together with teachers, our new curriculum is making sure that your child learns the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic, while also engaging the collaboration, critical thinking and communications skills they’ll need to succeed in college, university, and the workforce.
Minister of Education
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December 5th – Pro D Day – No School for Students
December 7th – Christmas Craft Day – Primary students
December 15th – Winter Concert – 1:15 pm Matinee – 6:30 pm Evening Performances
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